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IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification – Apply Online



It as an autonomous body to conduct the recruitment process once a year for filling the vacancies in participating centralised banking organizations. IBPS responsible towards arrangements for conducting online Preliminary and Mains examination up to providing the provisional allotment to the shortlisted candidates.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification – Recruitment 

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification – Common Recruitment Process is one of the most competitive exams conducted to fill the vacancies in centralised banking organizations in India and provides the secure employment opportunity. Lakhs of competitive aspirants applied to this IBPS Clerical recruitment process and qualified to work in clerical cadre in various centralised banking organizations with decent salary scale and promotion opportunities in the banking career.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile, Salary Package, Promotion and Career Growth

Job Profile and Duties
In any Banking Organization, you can see clerical cadre position has a very important role and having the closer or initial communicated position in different daily routine tasks in banks. The working cabin of clerk called as SWO (Single Window Operator) with numbering. Candidates those are joined as bank clerks, they have to perform multitasks as follows below.

  • Handling daily transactions of the customer as Deposit and Withdrawals of Money in the bank.
  • Clearing Payment cheques/ Demand Drafts (D.D)/ Pay Orders (P.O) as an in-charge of receiving and clearing in the banking process by careful authentication and providing ESI Stamps on receipts at counters.
  • Helps to the customers for opening or closing of the bank account by providing necessary information and documents as proofs required for account management.
  • Daily checking and recording of the balance of money for day transactions in banks.
  • Data entry and Maintaining of records of customer information in a sensitive manner by avoiding misuse of customer data.
  • Helps in providing an explanation to customers about Loan issues and benefits from bank and clearing doubts on bank interest rates on loans.
  • Issuing Cheque Books and Debit cards to customers.
  • Financial marketing of banking products and services along with different schemes provided to customers like mutual funds, Insurance, Loan Schemes and Fixed deposits.
  • The clerk has to involve in banking works like the collection of receipts, ledger maintenance and balance tally after day banking transactions.

IBPS Clerk Salary and Perks

The IBPS Clerk pay scale is: 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540.

The Salary Pay scale range for Clerical cadre started from the basic pay of Rs 11, 765/- per month to Rs 31,540/- per month, along with different emoluments offered to clerical cadre candidate like Special allowance, DA, TA and HRA will be included in emoluments.

 Allowances Provided Places with Population above 4.5 Lakh Places with Population below 4.5 Lakh
Basic Pay Rs 11765 Rs 11765
Special Allowance Rs 911 Rs 911
DA Rs 5311 Rs 5311
CCA Rs 0 Rs 0
TA Rs 425 Rs 425
Total (without HRA) Rs 18413 Rs 18413
HRA 1176 Rs 1058
Gross Salary Rs 19589 Rs 19472

IBPS Clerk Salary: Allowances

Special Allowance The initial Special Allowance is 7.5 % of the Basic Pay. After finishing of 1 year of service, Special Allowance will be increased by Rs 400 to Rs 500.
Dearness Allowance (DA) This component is 4 % of the Basic Pay. DA depends on the CPI and is revised after every three months.
House Rent Allowance (HRA) The HRA depends on the location of the job.  It will be 8.5 % of the Basic Pay for Metro Cities, 7.5 % of the Basic Pay for cities having a population of more than 5 lakhs, and 6.5 %of the Basic Pay for other cities.
Travel Allowance Expenses on official journeys and travel bills will be reimbursed by the bank.
Medical Allowance This is paid once a year

IBPS Clerk Career Growth and Promotion Opportunities
The candidate who joined as clerk starting his career towards promotional opportunities with relevant experience by and appearing in for Promotional Exams like follows below.
JAIIB – Junior Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers
CAIIB – Certified Association of the Indian Institute of Bankers

IBPS Clerk Promotion Ladder

Bank Clerk

Scale -1: Officer/ Assistant Manager

Scale -2: Manager

Scale -3: Senior Manager

Scale -4: Chief Manager

Scale -5: Asst. General Manager

Scale -6: Deputy General Manager

Scale -7: General Manager

IBPS Clerical CRP – Participating Centralised Banking Organizations

There are total 19 Participating Centralised Banking Organizations in India.

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Overseas
  4. Bank UCO Bank
  5. Andhra Bank
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Bank of Baroda
  10. Corporation Bank
  11. Punjab National Bank
  12. United Bank of India
  13. Bank of India
  14. Dena Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Vijaya Bank
  17. Bank of Maharashtra
  18. Indian Bank
  19. Syndicate Bank

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification – Vacancy Information

The number of vacant positions in clerical cadre in banking organizations not constant and will be changed in every year. Thousands of vacant positions filled every year by this IBPS Clerk CRP. The number of vacancies will be considered from different states in the country. In the present Notification of IBPS clerk CRP – 2018 announced vacancies as 7272 clerical cadre positions are to be filled in the country. You can Check State wise vacancy as follows.

S.No State Vacancies
1 Andra Pradesh 167
2 Arunachal Pradesh 10
3 Assam 94
4 Bihar 178
5 Chandigarh 37
6 Chhatisgarh 89
7 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 3
8 Daman & Diu 1
9 Delhi 362
10 Goa 48
11 Gujarat 533
12 Haryana 146
13 Himachal Pradesh 90
14 Jammu & Kashmir 61
15 Jharkhand 110
16 Karnataka 618
17 Kerala 291
18 Lakshadweep 1
19 Madhya Pradesh 325
20 Maharashtra 772
21 Manipur 8
22 Meghalaya 6
23 Mizoram 2
24 Nagaland 4
25 Odisha 191
26 Puducherry 22
27 Punjab 405
28 Rajasthan 268
29 Sikkim 10
30 Tamil Nadu 792
31 Telangana 162
32 Tripura 18
33 Uttar Pradesh 944
34 Uttrakhand 97
35 West Bengal 410
Total 7275

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Calendar Schedule

IBPS has released notification to conduct the recruitment process once a year for filling the vacancies in participating centralised banking organizations. Generally, IBPS has released this notification in September month and the entire recruitment process will be completed in 6 months including provisional allotment. IBPS has released notification this year in September 2018 for clerical common recruitment process and given the schedule to complete the entire recruitment process as follows.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Schedule – Recruitment Process Important Dates
IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Release Date                         14th September 2018
Starting Date of IBPS Clerk CRP Online Application           18th September 2018
Last Date of Apply Online IBPS Clerk CRP Application       10th October 2018
Download Date for IBPS Clerk CRP Admit Card                  November 2018
Date for IBPS Clerk CRP Pre-Training Exam                       26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
IBPS Clerk CRP Online Prelims Exam Date                         08, 09, 15, & 16 December 2018
IBPS Clerk CRP Online Prelims Result Date                        December 2018
IBPS Clerk CRP Online Mains Admit Card                           January 2019
IBPS Clerk CRP Online Mains Exam Date                           20.01.2019
IBPS Clerk CRP Provisional Allotment                                  April 2019

Eligibility Criteria For IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification 

Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit
Minimum: Age 20 years Maximum Age: 28 years
An applicant who wants to apply for IBPS Clerk CRP, must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Age Relaxation Criteria
Some of the following categories exceptions for age limt as mentioned above and not applicable for General Category Cadidates, they must have a specific age limit as mentioned above.

  1. SC/ST Candidates 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
  3. Persons With Disabilities 10 years
  4. Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum agemlimit of 50 years
  5. Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not
    remarried 9 years
  6. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to
    31.12.1989 5 years
  7. Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
  8. Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)

Educational Qualifications for IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

  1. A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Computer Literacy: knowledge of Operating and working in computer systems is mandatory and must have the certificate or studied in their High School/College/Institute Computer or Information Technology as one of the subjects.
  3. Candidates should be proficient in the state’s language from which they are applied, it means the candidate must be proficient in read, write and speaking of the language of post applied state.

Application Procedure for IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification 

Mode of Application
The entire application form filling procedure online only.

Requirements for IBPS clerk 2018 Notification Online Application
The applicant who wants to apply for IBPS Clerk CRP must register by enteringing the personal details like

  1. Name as per in matricu;ation,
  2. Father’s Name
  3. Mother’s Name
  4. Gender
  5. Date of Birth
  6. Marital Status
  7. Mobile
  8. Email address.

These details are required to enter in an online application for completion of registration. After successful registration applicant received sms details of user id and password for login to his/her registered mobile, then the applicant has to fill further details of application like education qualification and bank preference by logging in onlne application.

After completion of application form, the applicant has to check once again respective details in application for any correction to avoid mistakes before final submission of application.

Scanned Documents Required to upload in Online Application

  1. Scanned Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
  2. Scanned Image of signature
  3. Scanned Image ofleft thumb impression
  4. A hand written declaration (“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” ) have to be uploaded in online application as per given dimensions with clarity.

After Successful rechek of application without any mistake, then you can submit application and make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges if applicable for applicant’s category, then only application will be accepted otherwise it will be rejected.
If the payment transaction of application fee is successful, then applicant can take print out copies of e-receipt of payment and filled application form as for reference.

Application fee/ Intimation charges and Mode of Payment

Application Fee
Applicant can pay application fee through Online payment mode. Application and intimation charges shall be as follows
– Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
– Rs. 600 /- for all others.

Mode of Payment of Application Fee
The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing requied information for payent of application fee.

Pre Exam Training for IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

Pre Exam Training for IBPS Clerk will be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates, who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training in online application and candidates must be belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ PersonsWith Disabilities at certain centres.

IBPS Clerk – Pre Exam Training Centres list in India:
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

Selection criteria of candidates for IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

Candidates will be selected based on the performance in online examination consisting of two phases as preliminary and mains examination in objective type.

(i) Preliminary Online Exam
This exam will be of qualifying in nature. The score of prelims exam won’t be considered for the final selection of candidates.There will be sectional cut off which is required to be cleared in each section and total cut off marks will be there as per category decided by IBPS.

(ii)Mains Online Exam
The score of IBPS Clerk mains will be considered in the final selection. Candidate has to score better marks to shortlist for the selection in the recruitment process.

Language Test
Shortlisted candidates in mains examination need to qualify in local language proficiency test.

Pattern of IBPS Clerk  2018 Notification – Online Examination

Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Online Preliminary Examination 


Name of Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Online Mains Examination 

Name of Tests No. of Questions Max. Marks Time
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Syllabus For IBPS Clerk – 2018 Online Examination

I. Online Preliminary Examination

General English

  • Reading Comprehension Passage – Questions asked about passage, Vocabulary, Meanings,
  • Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Error Detection in the given sentences.
  • Fill in the blanks in the form of double filler blanks will be given.
  • Rearrangement of sentences in order or Para Jumbles of Paragraph
  • Correction of sentences
  • Cloze test – fill in the passage blank with appropriate words.

Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Simplification (or) Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equation Questions
  • Miscellaneous – Average, Problems based on Age Concept, Time and Work, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mixture and Alligation, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Boats and Streams, Speed Time and Distance and Trains Comcept Problems.
  • Quantity related Questions
  • Data Sufficiency

Reasoning/ Mental Ability

  • Direct or Coded Inequality based questions
  • Puzzles
  • Sitting Arrangements – Linear/ Circular
  • Alphanumeric logical number series
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding

(II) Online Mains Examination

General English 

  • Reading Comprehension Passage – Questions asked about passage, Vocabulary, Meanings, Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Error Detection in the given sentences.
  • Fill in the blanks in the form of double filler blanks will be given.
  • Rearrangement of sentences in order or Para Jumbles of Paragraph
  • Correction of sentences
  • Cloze test – fill in the passage blank with appropriate words.

Numerical Ability

  • Number Series
  • Simplification (or) Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equation Questions
  • Miscellaneous – Average, Problems based on Age Concept, Time and Work, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mixture and Alligation, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Boats and Streams, Speed Time and Distance and Trains Concept Problems.
  • Quantity related Questions
  • Data Sufficiency

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude


  • Direct or Coded Inequality based questions
  • Puzzles
  • Sitting Arrangements – Linear/ Circular
  • Alphanumeric logical number series
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding

Computer Aptitude
Basic computer knowledge related questions on Computer Devices, Software and Networking, Terminology and abbreviations will be asked in the exam.

General or Financial Awareness

Daily important event and current affairs related questions will be asked. International and National events, Eminent Persons, Books- Authors, Important Days, Awards and Prizes, Sports, Merging and Acquisition of business, Banking and Financial aspects, RBI guidelines and monetary policies, Govt Schemes.

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 – Prelims Cut off

Cutt off will be different for different sections. Candidate must be clear the cut off in each section according to their category as decided by IBPS. If not candidate will not be qualified for Mains Examination.

Category Name of the Section
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
General 9.50 14.50 13.50
OBC/ SC/ ST 6.50 10.00 9.25

Overall cut off score also will be different for the different category in different states. Even though candidate clearing sectional cut-off, he/she also must be clear overall cut-off as per their category, then only the candidate will be qualified.

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 – Mains Cut off

1 Andaman & Nicobar NA NA NA NA
2 Andhra Pradesh 40.27 31.84 48.31 50.78
3 Arunachal Pradesh NA 41.49 NA 46.43
4 Assam 40.79 36.16 43.43 47.17
5 Bihar 38.86 37.27 50.95 53.43
6 Chandigarh 46.39 NA 47.95 54.07
7 Chattisgarh 39.46 24.49 50.34 50.43
8 Dadar & Nagar Haveli NA NA NA 39.02
9 Daman & Diu NA NA 36.91 45.92
10 Delhi 42.58 38.03 47.81 53.82
11 Goa NA 24.43 44.07 44.70
12 Gujarat 39.95 23.62 44.04 47.53
13 Haryana 39.21 NA 46.81 52.72
14 Himachal Pradesh 43.91 40.74 43.17 52.88
15 Jammu & Kashmir NA 35.74 42.71 52.31
16 Jharkhand 34.24 31.02 46.21 47.29
17 Karnataka 36.77 31.41 43.67 44.56
18 Kerala 40.68 30.85 50.52 52.32
19 Lakshadweep NA NA NA NA
20 Madhya Pradesh 36.43 26.63 45.03 48.89
21 Maharashtra 42.91 26.32 43.93 45.95
22 Manipur 45.77 41.74 62.36 44.21
23 Meghalaya NA 38.31 37.82 39.09
24 Mizoram NA NA NA 40.79
25 Nagaland NA 39.74 NA 40.45
26 Odisha 37.07 31.32 50.64 51.22
27 Puducherry 41.27 NA 47.47 48.06
28 Punjab 37.88 NA 45.22 53.16
29 Rajasthan 38.28 34.70 48.17 52.93
30 Sikkim NA NA 47.21 49.67
31 Tamil Nadu 39.39 35.29 48.27 48.49
32 Telangana 40.18 34.17 48.72 49.97
33 Tripura 45.68 28.50 NA 48.86
34 Uttar Pradesh 37.20 33.53 44.24 51.13
35 Uttarakhand 40.16 38.11 47.11 53.16
36 West Bengal 42.14 35.95 45.06 54.47

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification – Admit Card or Call Letter

The applicant can download their admit card or call letter from IBPS official website before 15 days of examination. For downloading Admit card, Applicant must be login with their username and Password. The Admit card or call letter having information about online test centre and time of the test. Applicant needs to check carefully their test centre’s address and timing of the test and avoid absence for the test.

IBPS Clerk  Previous Year Prelims and Mains Asked Questions and Analysis

(I) IBPS Clerk Prelims Analysis December 2017
General English

  • Reading Comprehension Passage – 5 Questions – Moderate
    No Questions on Synonym & Antonym
  • Spotting Error – 8-10 Questions – Easy to Moderate
  • Fill in the blanks – 10 Questions (Single Fillers) – Moderate to Difficult
  • Idioms & Phrases – 5-6 Qs – Moderate to Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification and Approximation – 10 Questions – Easy
  • Number Series – 5 Questions (Missing type) – Easy to Moderate
  • Data Interpretation – 5 Questions (Tabular Graph) – Moderate
  • Questions from Miscellaneous Topics – 15 Questions – Moderate


  • Arrangement & Pattern – 10 Questions
    (i) Alphabetical Series – 5 Questions – Easy
    (ii) Mixed Series – 5 Questions – Easy to Moderate
  • Inequality – 3 Questions – Easy
  • Syllogism – 3 Questions – Easy
  • Position of Letter – 1 Question – Easy
  • Word creation – 1 Question – Easy
  • Order & ranking of Persons – 2 Questions – Easy
  •  Circular Sitting Arrangement – 5 Questions – Easy to Moderate
  • Circular Sitting Arrangement Persons facing towards the center.
  •  Linear Arrangement – 5 Questions – Moderate
    sitting in a single line facing north & south direction.
  • Puzzle Question on Floor – 5 Questions – Easy to Moderate

(II) IBPS Clerk Mains Analysis December 2017
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

1. Data Sufficiency – 5 Questions – Moderate to difficult
2. Syllogism – 3 Questions – Easy to Moderate
3. Direction & Distance – 2 Questions – Easy to Moderate
4. Machine Input Output – 4-5 Questions – Moderate
5. Alphanumeric Symbols – 2-3 Questions – Moderate
6. Arrangement & Pattern – 5 Questions – Moderate
7. Analytical & Verbal reasoning – 5-6 Questions – Moderate
(i) Course of Action – 2 Questions
(ii) Statement and Assumption – 2-3 Questions
8. Box Puzzle – 5 Questions – Moderate
9. Linear Sitting Arrangement – 5 Questions – Moderate to Difficult
10. Time Scheduling of Profession – 5 Questions – Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude

1. Approximation – 7-8 Questions – Easy
2. Number Series – 6-7 Questions – Moderate
3. Data Interpretation – 2 Sets of DI were asked 10 Questions
i) Speed, Time & Distance Based DI.
ii) Tabular Train Seat Number based DI
4. Caselet DI – 5 Questions
5. Quadratic Equation – 6 Questions
6. Miscellaneous Topics – 15 Questions
Questions From time & work, mixture & allegation, Simple & compound interest, speed time & distance, problems on trains etc.

English Language

The question of Reading Comprehension was given together, whereas the questions of Error Spotting, Double fillers, connectors, para jumbles were mixed together.
1. Reading Comprehension – 2 sets,
i) 1st Passage
Total 8 Questions asked on this passage.
The passage was lengthy & was of Moderate to difficult level.
ii) 2nd passage
6-7 Questions were asked from this passage.
This passage was of Moderate Level.
2. Antonyms & Synonyms – 5 Questions
3. Error Spotting – 5-6 Questions
4. Double Fillers – 5-7 Questions.
5. Para Jumble – 3-4 Questions
6. Phrase Replacement – 5 Questions
7. Connectors – 4-5 Questions

General & Financial Awareness

Questions Asked From Following Content
1. Stadiums
2. Dams
3. capitals
4. Military Exercises with India or in India
5. Wildlife Sanctuaries
6. Yoga for Wellness Event’s Place
7. National Parks
8. Banks and Credit Card facility
9. committee for India – China relationship
10. Eminent Persons in News
11. summit – Places – Themes
12. Currency related
13. Question-based on Saving & Current Account
14. New Bank locations
15. Members – Niti Aayog Vice Chairman
16. state important events
17. Banking Abbreviations- LAF, ELSS, CAGA and NACH
18. Sports and Related Persons
19. Nobel Prize Awards
20. Finance- Interest Rate Risk
21. Political leaders – Constituency

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